Selling goods at flea markets is a great way to earn some extra cash during your spare time, especially if you’re at college. You can work on weekends or fit it around your studies. But how do you make decent money selling second-hand products?
Whether you are already a vendor or just looking to become one, these tips will have you raking in the cash.
Check Out the Venue
Make sure to check out the flea market you are thinking to sell at before you pay for a booth. This way you can feel out the atmosphere and get to know the customers that visit, what they are looking for and whether the flea market is popular enough to make lots of sales. You want to make sure there is a demand for the goods you’re selling to make maximum profit.
Talk to Other Vendors
Speak to other vendors that are working at the flea market of your choice. Do they like working at that specific market? Try to find out if they are happy with a number of sales they make and if they enjoy working there.
Know the Opening Times
Check opening times for all flea markets in your area. Some are open once a month and others are every weekend. Find the one that suits your lifestyle best and investigate that one a little more closely.
Don’t Be Pushy
The quickest way to end a sale is by being a pushy vendor. Try to let your customers browse on their own and offer assistance when it’s needed. Being too pushy is a surefire way to send your customers running for the hills.
Think about the goods you are selling. Is there enough of a demand for that product? Try to sell goods that have high demand and low competition. That way you will be consistently making sales.
Presentation is Everything
Just dumping your items on a table will discourage customers from looking through your treasures. Take the time to display your products beautifully. That way, customers will feel that what you’re selling is quality and worthwhile.
Reinvest your profit to make even more money. Visit your local thrift store, wholesale directory or maybe another flea market and see what gems you can unearth. This will replenish your stock, ready for your next flea market business venture.
Becoming a flea market vendor can be a lot of fun and a good way to make some extra cash. It doesn’t have to be difficult to make money. All it takes is a little know-how, and some dedicated time to collect items that will be suitable for sale.
Have you had success selling at a flea market? Let me know in the comments below.